Sensational musical act, Jerry Johnson Annaba, well-known in showbiz as Okomfour Kwadee has in an exclusive hearty conversation with MyNewsGh.com opened up about his hibernation from the music scene and his stint with manic depressive psychosis.
Kwadee, as he is affectionately called in an exclusive interview with MyNewsGh.com after the portal paid a visit to him, stated that he has missed performing to his fans and is very confident that with his progressive recovery rate and the love of family, well-wishers and the music industry players, he will soon take back his glory days.
An emotional Kwadee revealed that he monitors media commentaries about him and sometimes it makes him teary looking at the immense support he still enjoys although he has been inactive for over a decade.
“Last week, I was watching the ‘Abrantee’ video on YouTube and years on, people are still clamoring for my comeback. The comments alone under that video made me teary.
The well-wishes and the prayers. I owe it to my fans, it owe it to my family to do right and as you can see, I am working on that.
I am taking my medications, sticking to my usual health routines and working on my new EP.”
“You know our time, music wasn’t really about money, it was a genuine desire to entertain your fans and that is what I miss.
I’m grateful to Ghanaians for the support and I can assure them that I am doing well now, my family and a group of loved ones are offering me the support I need. I will be back on the music scene to entertain them soon.” Kwadee said in a conversation with MyNewsGh.com’s Evans Osei-Bonsu at his private luxurious residence in Kumasi.
Known for his musical dexterity, the ‘Ofie Nipa’ hitmaker, Okomfour Kwadee has for the past twelve years been in and out of rehabilitation facilities after suffering a mental breakdown on suspicion of drug abuse.
He has for the last six years spent his days at the Willing Ways Foundation Rehabilitation Centre at Ejisu Krapa in the Ashanti region but currently continuing his treatment in a private residence in Kumasi financed by a group led by Hammer Nti of Hammer Production’s fame and host of ‘Hammer Time’ on Kumasi-based Pure FM.
Okomfour Kwadee, a household name in the early 2000s, with his powerful and traditional lyrics that are very typical of the true Ghanaian took Hiplife to a completely different level. in the first of its kind, Okomfour went back to the grassroots narrating stories (just like in anansesem) while rhyming.
His style held everyone both old and young spellbound while impacting the very useful experience and advice on the listeners.
In 2007, his song ‘Ka Wonan To So’ won the Ghana Music Award for best Original Song/lyrics.
Below are some of the comments under his ‘Abrantee’ video on YouTube.
Source: MyNewsGh.com/ Evans Osei-Bonsu/ 2020